They are realistic, haunting and shocking. Television reports, movies, newspapers and blogs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have offered images of the fighting there. The anthology, includes the best voices of the wars’ generation: award-winning author phil klay’s “redeployment;” brian turner, whose book My War resonates with countless veterans; Siobhan Fallon, whose poem “Hurt Locker” was the movie's inspiration; Colby Buzzell, whose book You Know When the Men Are Gone echoes the joy and pain of the spouses left behind; Matt Gallagher, which features a Foreword by National Book Award winner Colum McCann, whose book Kaboom captures the hilarity and horror of the modern military experience; and ten others.
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Phantom NoiseAlice James Books #ad - In the aftermath of best-selling Here, Bullet, Brian Turner deftly illuminates existence as both easily extinguishable and ultimately enduring. These prophetic, osmotic poems wage a daily battle for normalcy, seeking structure in the quotidian while grappling with the absence of forgetting.
When War Becomes Personal: Soldiers' Accounts from the Civil War to IraqUniversity Of Iowa Press #ad - Second gulf war veteran jason armagost traces his journey to Iraq through the history of literature and the books he brought with him to the war zone. Donald anderson, a former U. S. Alvord white clements—himself a veteran of the Second World War—introduces his grandfather Isaac N. Clements’s civil war memoir; the novelist paul West writes of his father, a British veteran of World War I, as well as of his own boyhood recollections of the London Blitz.
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John wolfe details the life-changing and life-threatening injuries he sustained in Vietnam and the hallucinations he experienced afterward.
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Twelve. Sacco the critically-acclaimed author of palestine spent five months in Bosnia in 1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories that are rarely found in conventional news coverage. The book features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens, political columnist for The Nation and Vanity Fair.
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Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the GunCity Lights Publishers #ad - Visitors to the gallery and a virtual audience that grew by the thousands could shoot at him twenty-four hours a day. Twelve. Used book in Good Condition. His residencies have included montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California; Catwalk in New New York; and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bilal's 2007 dynamic installation "Domestic Tension" gained global recognition, being named Artist of the Year by the Chicago Tribune.
. Bilal has held exhibitions in baghdad, the netherlands, Thailand and Croatia; as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum and various other US galleries. Fantagraphics Books. The project received overwhelming worldwide attention and spawned provocative online debates; ultimately, Bilal was named Chicago Tribune’s Artist of the Year.
Structured in two parallel narratives, the story of bilal’s life journey and his “Domestic Tension” experience, Shoot an Iraqi, is for anyone who seeks insight into the current conflict in Iraq and for those fascinated by interactive art technologies and the ever-expanding world of online gaming.
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Bilal eventually made it to the United States to become a professor and a successful artist, but when his brother was killed by an unmanned U. S.
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They’ll meet a wife who discovers unsettling secrets when she hacks into her husband’s email, and a teenager who disappears as her mother fights cancer. Used book in Good Condition. And terrifically illuminating. The washington postan award-winning story collection from the author of The Confusion of Languages.
You Know When the Men Are Gone #ad - Through fiction of dazzling skill and astonishing emotional force, Siobhan Fallon welcomes readers into the American army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where U. S. Simple, tough, and true. The new york times“Prose that's brave and honest. People“Terrific. Gripping, straight-up, no-nonsense stories about American soldiers and their families.
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Her other plays include the book of grace, venus, the death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Fucking A, In the Blood, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom and The America Play. Parks is a macarthur fellow and the Master Writer Chair at the Public Theater. In 2007 her 365 days/365 plays was produced at more than seven hundred theaters worldwide.
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Even revolutionary war veterans were affectionately, but only temporarily, embraced, as the new nation and its citizens had much else to do. In time, the celebration of the nation’s heroes became an important part of our culture, building to the response to World War II, where warriors were celebrated and new government programs provided support for veterans.
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A masterful work of history, those who have Borne the Battle expertly relates the burdens carried by veterans dating back to the Revolution, as well as those fighting today’s wars. Unclear and changing military objectives have made our actions harder for civilians to stand behind, a situation compounded by the fact that the armed forces have become less representative of American society as a whole.
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Just Another Jihadi JaneInterlink Pub Group #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The intellectual and emotional poverty as well as the violence they find there creates a story as gripping as it is heart-wrenching. Twelve. Used book in Good Condition. As did all quiet on the western front, tabish khair's novel reminds a new generation that heroism and sacrifice are not limited to one side in a conflict, and that the first victims of a murderous regime are those who live within it.
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RedeploymentPenguin Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Winner of the 2014 national book award for fiction · winner of the john leonard first book prize · selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, asking us to understand what happened there, Amazon, Newsweek, Time, The Washington Post Book World, and more Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.
Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. Redeployment is poised to become a classic in the tradition of war writing. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss.
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And in the darkly comic "money as a weapons System", a young Foreign Service Officer is given the absurd task of helping Iraqis improve their lives by teaching them to play baseball. These stories reveal the intricate combination of monotony, comradeship and violence that make up a soldier's daily life at war, remorse, and the isolation, bureaucracy, and despair that can accompany a soldier's homecoming.
In "redeployment", a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating human corpses must learn what it is like to return to domestic life in suburbia, surrounded by people "who have no idea where Fallujah is, where three members of your platoon died.